Chapters 26-27 Summary

Carrie is unsure what to do now. She has only seven dollars and some change, and she knows she must find some sort of employment. The rent has been paid through the end of the month, and Drouet has taken most but not all of his clothing. She must find a way to earn money soon so she can move out. She does not consider Hurstwood an option; she is furious that he lied to her and was willing to “marry” her while he was still married.

On Saturday, Carrie wanders through the business section, although most of the shops are closing down by afternoon. She uses this as an excuse to avoid going in to inquire about work. On Monday, she wanders outside of theaters, thinking about asking for some role, but she cannot bring up...

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